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Education funding: ABCs versus PhDs

Here’s an interesting response to the report, Ontario in the Creative Age, recently prepared by the University of Toronto’s Roger Martin and Richard Florida:

Before Premier Dalton McGuinty pours billions of dollars into post-secondary education in his quest to transform Ontario into a “creativity-driven” powerhouse, there is a low-cost possibility he might want to consider. Studies have repeatedly shown that the single most effective thing a government can do to strengthen the economy is invest in basic literacy.